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The Freestate Happy Wanderers Walking Club is one of about 300 U.S. volkssport clubs in the American Volkssport Association (AVA) and the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV).

We invite all those interested in fun, fitness and friendship to join us at our events and our monthly meetings. Check out each link on the left for full details of what we offer.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: Construction at the Wheaton YRE is expected to be completed in June, 2015.  However, the Start/Finish is open for business!  Don't let a little construction dust deter you from enjoying this outstanding walk (voted one of the top 10 in the U.S.).

Our Next Scheduled Event: Saturday, August 15th, Sykesville, Maryland

  • Group Walk in Historic Sykesville Brochure --- Click here for Photos
  • We will walk together (probably in sub-groups according to pace) to follow your choice of the 5 kilometer or 10 kilometer Year-Round Walks in Sykesville, Maryland.  The trails are on sidewalks, roadsides and include a linear trail that is through a mostly wooded and shady area.  You will be walking through the historic district of Sykesville where Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart burned the bridge over the Patapsco River prior to the Battle of Gettysburg.  You are invited to join us after the walk for lunch at Beck's (at your own expense).

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